Ley Uwera is a photographer who was born in Goma, Democratique Republic of the Congo, and is based in East Africa. She has a degree in journalism from the Université de Cepromad and uses photography to document the social and cultural evolution of the eastern part of the continent, with a focus on the DRC. Her work has been published in Departures, Huck Magazine, The New York Times ‘‘ LENS ’’ blog, Upworthy, Vantage, and Vrij Nederland, among  others and she has exhibited in Fes, Istanbul and the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, VA.